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Ayuntamiento - Town Hall

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The Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) of Seville is located between the historic Plaza de San Francisco and the modern Plaza Nueva. Construction began on this building in 1527 but wasn’t completed for another seven years. The western façade is part of the neoclassical expansion in 1891, while the east side, facing the Plaza de San Francisco, was built in plateresque style by architect Diego de Riaño.

Walk inside through the door under the clock, and once there, be sure to look up at the lovely ceiling in the foyer. You should also visit the chapel and pay special attention to the central staircase, the steps to the records office, and the renaissance dome.

Special mention should be made of the meeting rooms, given that, on the one hand, the lower meeting room is home to the painting “Imposición de la casulla a San Ildefonso,” by Velázquez. And on the other, the upper meeting room has a roof with an amazing coffered ceiling that contains portraits of the kings before the building’s construction. You’ll also find a wide array of canvases here by Zurbarán and Valdés Leal. 

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